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2010 Chevrolet Equinox consumer reviews

$22,615–$24,365 MSRP range
side view of 2010 Equinox Chevrolet
68% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value 3.8
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 3.7
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2.0

Don’t do it

I loved my equinox for about two years. Great family car and comfortable but the oil consumption is ridiculous. I had to start adding more and more between changes. I just changed the oil two weeks ago. Only drove it maybe 150 miles, completely empty today. Never buying another equinox again.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does not recommend this car
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1.0

Full of useless problems.

Got this car in 2022, it looked pretty neat and the interior was nice, had around 150k miles when I bought it. The next day a check engine light popped up and it needed a catalytic converter. Got that replaced and then the timing belt needed to be replaced. After all of that, found out that the underbody had a lot of rust and couldn't even pass inspections, waste of money and resources, should have did my research.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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1.0

I would not recommend the 2010 Equinox!!

The salesman talked me into how much I would like it. I wanted to think about it overnight; I would have checked the reviews online. He said by waiting it would probably be gone. So, after maybe three months I started having oil problems. My SUV would start smoking, and I would have to pull over and wait for it to stop before it would start up again. I ended up having to carry a couple of gallon containers of oil in my car because this happened all the time. After about 10 months I traded it in for $4,000 after having paid $11,000 for it. They knew there was a real oil problem with this model, but they continued to sell them. Unfortunately, after I traded my Equinox, I read the reviews on the 2010 model, and there was page after page of complaints of oil problem complaints. So, had I waited a day, I definitely wouldn't have purchased this SUV. I have since talked to people who have had the same problem with their Equinox. It makes me sick when I still see this year model for sale.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 1.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does not recommend this car
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5.0

Uses or consumes oil

About every 2,000 miles I have to add a quart of oil, especially if I have to work out of town and have to drive it kind of hard, I may have to add oil to It sooner. Other than that this is a great car.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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1.0

Do not buy !!!

this is by far one of the worst cars i have ever owned. the amount of money iv put into this car i could of gotten a better one. has oil issues and Transmisson issues. got the whole engine fixed and less then 800 miles later oil was gone. do not buy this car you are wasting your money

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior 2.0
  • Performance 1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 2.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does not recommend this car
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1.0

Too many MAJOR problems

I am so disatisfied with this car. It is so unreliable. I had to have the transmision rebuilt with less than 100000 miles on car at a cost of 2800 dollars. Next the chain that makes the water pump work broke and the garage told me cost to fix would be up to 3200 to fix. A friend was able to help me with that one. Now I'm using excessive oil, and am not sure what other problems will arise from this. I only have 107 thousand miles on car with too many major expences.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior 1.0
  • Performance 2.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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3.0

Too many Issues

2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ. I purchased in 2011. It was a dealership demo which still had lower mileage. I loved my Equinox UNTIL things stopped working. The Stereo/CD/DVD (tv system) stopped working shortly after only 50k miles. The dealership replaced it and it broke again about 5 years later. The dvd and cd player stopped working again and now only the stereo works. The Navigator system is terrible and the voice assist system does not work. The bluetooth system has never worked well in communicating with my phones. When you tell it to call someone, it does not understand and always verbally repeats something completely different than what you are requesting. The Bluetooth turns off regularly when I am in conversation with someone. Shortly after, the back up audio "park assist" stopped working. The camera only still works, but no warning sound or visual red lines to guide you or warn you if someone or something is either approaching or behind you. I had to purchase a brand new transmission before 80k miles ($4300 from Aamco). It uses too much oil, I have to change the oil when it shows it has 30% oil left or it goes dry. I have to check the oil levels regularly when it starts showing it has 50% of oil left. Therefore, I am spending more money on oil changes because I have to change oil regularly between it displaying there is 30%-40% of remaining oil. It has never gotten the gas mileage advertised and has only gotten worse. I cannot leave the key in the ignition when the car is not running. While sitting in my garage, I kept hearing my vehicle trying to crank up over and over again. This only happens when the car is not running and the key is left in the ignition. Lately, the engine sometimes acts like it is almost stalling or slightly shaking when sitting still and is worse when the ac is on. My odometer is still under 100k miles and I have had too many costly and on going major issues with the Equinox. I am NEVER getting another Equinox. Car prices are a huge rip off. Cars should be built to last much longer rather than the customer having to work much harder to pay for on going expensive repair bills. I try to stick to (so called) American made vehicles. Fords and Chevy's have been nothing but expensive problems for me. The only vehicles I have ever had that were great vehicles was a Honda and/or Acura. I hope Hondas are still great, because next time I am purchasing another Acura.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 3.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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5.0

newest car I've owned

This car met all my needs very clean has nice interior the engine looks great has nice tires and the a/c blows very cold great vehicle

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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2.0

Reliable now after fixing it

Had to pay to have it repaired after only having 24hrs. Now it is a great vehicle. Love it now and can not wait to go on vacation with it.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 3.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Roomy and extremely comfortable

Loved my equinox, but the oil consumption was a big problem so it made my car very unreliable I was spending a lot of money on oil between oil changes, but I would still recommend it. It was a great car

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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